ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.
Read the official press release and learn more about the Great American Defense Communities program.
ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
Longtime ADC supporter Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) and second-term Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) will co-chair a newly formed congressional caucus dedicated to advancing issues facing communities with closed or active installations. The Defense Community Caucus, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, will provide a unified voice for the hundreds of communities that host active and closed installations, raise awareness of the unique issues and challenges facing defense communities …READ MORE
The redevelopment of Treasure Island could survive a 10-foot wave as long as the ground is compacted and elevated, as the plan’s design calls for, and buildings are 300 feet away from the coastline. Several other factors would reduce the likelihood that the former Navy base would experience a tsunami in the first place …READ MORE
Spending money on roads is not the only way to address increased levels of traffic congestion around growing military installations, according to a recent article from the American Public Transportation Association. Alternatives such as expanded transit services, transit benefit programs, bus shuttles and vanpooling should also be considered, concluded a study last month by the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board …READ MORE
Military children face many challenges, starting with the need to cope with extended absences when a parent is deployed overseas, Robert Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, said during a Washington, D.C., education summit this week. Gordon highlighted the efforts of Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah, to bring attention to the plight of military children, and mentioned several initiatives now under way to support them …READ MORE
DOD is requesting $30 million as part of its fiscal 2012 budget to demonstrate energy technologies that have the potential to dramatically reduce the department’s facility energy demand. Emerging technologies can reduce energy usage by 50 percent in existing buildings and 70 percent in new construction …READ MORE
As preparations continue for the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk, Va., ADC is asking its members and military partners for session ideas, the most important step in developing our program of events. This year’s call for sessions has been simplified — you only need to submit session abstracts and proposed speakers. If your session abstract is selected, then you will be asked to provide additional details …READ MORE
Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii are demonstrating the Army’s first smart-charging microgrid, one step in a bid to make the installation energy independent. The prototype consists of 25 kilowatts of solar power array, 200 kilowatt-hours of battery storage and four plug-in electric vehicles. The system powers four electric vehicles and has the ability to provide instant backup power to support three buildings for 72 hours …READ MORE